Now it's official: Jon Rahm has signed with LIV Golf! The Spaniard has been linked with joining LIV Golf for several days and weeks. The saga lasted a long time, and in the end, it turned out that the rumors were true. Although Rahm denied a few months ago that he would ever leave the PGA Tour, he seems to have changed his mind.
Jon knew that his decision would cause a lot of reactions. Despite everything, he is happy with the decision he made and wants to do great things. “Every decision I feel like we make in life there will be somebody who agrees and likes it and somebody who doesn’t, right," Rahm said, as quoted by golfmonthly.com!
"I made this decision because I believe it’s the best for me and my family and everybody I’ve been able to talk to has been really supportive of me. So I’m very comfortable with my decision. I’m no stranger to hearing some negative things on social media or in media.
It’s part of what it is, we’re public figures but you just learn to deal with it right? This certainly won’t define who I am or change who I am”. LIV Golf made a big impact right from the beginning, gaining huge popularity and grabbing everyone's attention.
Many believe that only in the coming period will it experience rapid growth and become Tour number one! Jon believes that LIV Golf have everything he needs to grow and truly enjoy playing golf “I am proud to join LIV Golf and be part of something new that is bringing growth to the sport,” said Rahm.
“I have no doubt that this is a great opportunity for me and my family and am very excited for the future”.
Greg Norman reacts
LIV Golf Commissioner and CEO Greg Norman had nothing but words of praise for Jon Rahm, who is currently one of the best golfers in the world.
Many years ago, Norman realized what a talent he was. Greg certainly was one of the key people in these negotiations. LIV Golf CEO is looking forward to a new chapter for LIV Golf now that they have Rahm. “When I first met Jon at the age of 17, I knew then that the golfing world was about to witness the birth of a new star.
Jon has consistently validated that he is one of the top players in the world. He’s a generational talent who has proven his merit as a multiple major champion and tremendous ambassador for global golf by placing the game ahead of himself.
There are very few athletes with his pedigree of talent, leadership, poise, and commitment to bringing progress to the sport on a worldwide stage. We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Jon to the LIV Golf family as the league continues preparations for a huge 2024 and beyond”. - Norman said.